Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cactus bloom

The other night Hubby and I took a quick run to the river.  I wanted to see if the cactus was in bloom because the last few times we've been down there they haven't been.  We were in luck!

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A lone flower.
Lone Flower

Almost ready to bloom.
Cactus Flowers

It's not a good idea to wear crocs to the river because those cactus barbs really got stuck in my shoes!
Cactus Flowers

Cactus Flowers

As we were driving along the top road I spotted a few Canada geese but they heard me long before I got over to take pictures.  They gently floated out into the current and swiftly sailed down the river.  They were quite a distance away when I snapped this picture.
Canada Geese


Moonshadow said...

Great cactus flower pictures! I used to have a prickly pear cactus growing by my porch but one to many child fell in it, so now I have none. :)

Anonymous said...

Geese in the river eh hope they don't eat all the sockeye...ab

Mikey said...

I had no idea you had cactus up there! How could I not know that? Very cool!

tanita davis said...

Ditto what Mikey said: where the heck did you get cactus? Wow!

Kansas A said...

Cactus is common in Lillooet and I think we have it because of the dry heat we get all summer long. I remember when I was a kid in elementary school there was really large patches of it on the trails we used to walk on.

Anonymous said...

I love the cactus plants and the flowers are gorgeous. Great photo of the geese.